FLARE: The Flagler Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

FLARE accepts submissions of fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for consideration. Please limit longer works – flash fiction, fiction or nonfiction – to one submission. For poetry and art, please limit your submission to five pieces.

Importantly, we do not accept previously published pieces.

FLARE editors select work through a blind reading process. Please remove names and identifying features from actual manuscripts. Send a completed contributor's bio separate from your manuscript.

Deadline for Spring Edition: January 15, 2022


FLARE seeks to publish the most developed poetry we can find. We place high value on unique and fresh poetic language. We also appreciate and encourage experimentation with form, style, and rhyme. We are most attracted to pieces that throw us around the room and make us reevaluate our perspectives.

Please add a cover letter and submit no more than five poems per submission.


FLARE looks for fiction that showcases evocative storytelling and fresh perspectives with developed voices. We admire original, organic, and thought-provoking pieces no matter the genre.

Fiction submissions should be 5,000 words or less with a cover letter, please!

Flash Fiction

FLARE looks for fiction for flash pieces that pack a punch. Surprise us, make us consider things we had never thought to before.

Flash fiction submissions should be 250-1,000 words.

Creative Nonfiction

We are open to any style or genre of nonfiction, but we are most drawn to work that tells a story, features narrative cohesion, and offers insight into a culture, situation, event, phenomenon or observation.

Nonfiction submissions should be 5,000 words or less. Please include a cover letter with your submission.

FLARE conducts blind reviews, so please remove author names from pages of submitted documents.


FLARE primarily looks for cover art along with some section pieces. We look for strong, unique, and statemented art from photography to design and illustration, in order to complement our written submissions. Please include no more than five pieces, preferably as hi-res .jpeg or .pdf files.

Please include a cover letter with your submission.

FLARE is published by student editors in the Flagler College English Department in St. Augustine, Florida. Please note simultaneous submissions and notify us if it is accepted elsewhere. We receive a high volume of submissions and try to respond within 6 months. Payment is in the form of two copies of the issue in which the author is published.

FLARE: The Flagler Review